Ac motors

IronHorse general purpose ac motor line includes rolled steel and cast iron styles.

Features & benefits

  • Available to 300 hp with a base speed of 1,800 rpm

  • MTR series 56C frame motors, in ⅓ to 2 hp sizes, are housed in rolled steel, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) enclosures

  • Three-phase industrial duty MTC motors are T-frame TEFC units available in 1 to 300 hp sizes, featuring ribbed cast iron frames to ensure maximum cooling

  • Electrically reversible

Automation Direct
(770) 889-2858
www.automationdirect.com/ironhorse-motorsCircle 156

PCI board

OMG-PIO-24-LPCI low-profile PCI provides 24 channels of buffered drive digital I/O, emulating 8255 mode zero.

Features & benefits

  • Board can be used for PC-based control and automation of equipment

  • Board is MD1 low profile and Universal Bus (3.3 V and 5 V) compatible

  • Comes with ribbon cable terminating in an industry standard 50-pin IDC connector

  • CE compliant

Omega Engineering Inc.
(888) 826-6342
www.omega.com
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Rotary distributor

DVS distributor lets a robot make rotary movements and supplies tools, gripper modules, or linear units with air, fluid, or electrical signals.

Features & benefits

  • Media is transferred and electronics are supplied via flexible hoses and cables, which are routed through interior

  • Prevents hoses and power cables from suffering damage and leakage and minimizes maintenance costs

  • Interfaces to ISO standard 9409 with graduated circle diameter of 80 or 100 mm, for direct attachment to robot

  • Several parallel ducts can be used to convey the same medium to the tool, boosting performance and production speed

Schunk Inc.
(800) 772-4865
www.schunk.com
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Motion controller

Trajexia control platform offers simple motion commands so for programming complex motion tasks without compromising accuracy and performance.

Features & benefits

  • TJ multitasking motion coordinator is powered by a 32-bit DSP to provide interpolation and e-cam, e-gearbox, and registration control

  • Controls 16 axes over Mechatrolink-II motion bus, with independent position, speed, or torque control

  • Features built-in serial port for direct connectivity to PLCs, HMIs or other field devices, and an Ethernet port for direct connectivity with PLCs

  • Available in 4- and 16-axis models with built-in Ethernet and RS-232C/RS-422 serial ports for interfacing with PLCs, HMIs and data logging

Omron Electronics LLC
(866) 886-6766
www.trajexia.comCircle 159

Vision system

Intelligent Compact Vision System SBOC-M/SBOI-M high-speed motion recorder aids in diagnosing, commissioning, and monitoring fast-motion sequences.

Features & benefits

  • Offers simplified fault localization and analysis and diagnosis of high-speed motion sequences

  • Easily integrates into existing installations and offers uncomplicated commissioning using PC software

  • IP65/67 for on-machine mounting; easy connectivity via Ethernet

  • High sampling rate of 185 to 2,000 images/sec

Festo Corp.
(800) 993-3786
www.festo.com/usa
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Ac motor drives

MotiFlex e100 3-phase ac motor drives work with Ethernet-compatible Powerlink protocol, adding three higher power versions rated for continuous outputs from 21.5 to 33.5 A.

Features & benefits

  • Can be used in centralized control and distributed intelligent drive scenarios

  • Ethernet hub allows systems to be built using a simple daisy-chain connection scheme

  • High-speed and deterministic Ethernet Powerlink network, operating at 100 Mbits/sec, cuts cabling and reduces costs of large multi-axis systems

  • Operate independently or as part of a shared dc bus system; power regenerated back into any drive during deceleration phase of an axis may be used by other axes

  • Do not require separate power supply unit; ac-dc converter stage supplies power to itself and to a drive or combination of drives

Baldor Electric Co.
(479) 646-4711
www.baldor.com
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Silicone cables

Miniature silicone cables for medical and other compact electronics are made of medical grade silicone, compatible with all medical connectors, and are able to withstand temperature extremes and chemical sterilization without degrading or becoming brittle.

Features & benefits

  • Silicone is extremely flexible and soft to the touch, allowing for direct contact with the human body

  • Available in FDA-approved versions, for human implants

  • Available in continuous lengths (cable only) or as assemblies complete with connectors

  • Extrusion process allows multiple wires, fiber optics, and fluid or pneumatic tubing to be placed in a single flat cable, precisely controlling wire/conduit spacing, insulation thickness, and cable shape

Cicoil Corp.
(661) 295-1295
www.cicoil.com
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Brushless dc motor

Compact 8-pole brushless dc motor is well suited for robotic drive systems, medical equipment, and other automation applications where high torque-to-weight ratio and efficiency are important.

Features & benefits

  • Capable of 20% more torque than standard 4-pole servomotor configuration

  • Produces continuous torque to 230 oz-in. and peak torque of 690 oz-in.

  • Options include an enclosed encoder or one sealed for IP65 wash down requirements; custom mounting and winding configurations available

Magmotor
(508) 835-4305
www.magmotor.com
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Ball rails

Miniature Ball Rail systems include sizes 7, 9, 12, 15, and 20 in the standard version and sizes 9, 12, and 15 in the wide version, and feature all steel parts for corrosion and acid resistance.

Features & benefits

  • Single-piece profiled rails up to 2,000 mm in length simplify assembly, with stainless steel cover strips available for sizes 9 mm and up

  • For longer travel distances, multi-piece profiled rails are joined together at clearly marked end faces

  • Available in various accuracy classes and pre-load versions, along with standard full contact seals or optional low-friction seals

  • Offer constant speeds to 3 m/s and accelerations to 250 m/s2

Bosch Rexroth Corp.
(800) 739-7684
www.boschrexroth-us.com
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Photoelectric sensors

Datasensor S51 18-mm tubular sensors feature through-beam, retro-reflective, polarized retro-reflective, and diffuse modes.

Features & benefits

  • Flat cylindrical housing allows many mounting choices by using traditional 18-mm locking nuts or direct-mounting with two through-holes

  • Housing resists disturbances from electrical lines or electronic devices

  • Sensitivity adjustment potentiometer easily fine-tunes for accurate, precise, and reliable detection

  • Connection options include 2-m cable and M12 quick-disconnect types

IDEC Corp.
(800) 262-4332
www.idec-ds.com
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Cleanroom cable carriers

Chainflex control and servo cables and Energy Chain cable carriers meet ISO cleanroom standard 14644-1.

Features & benefits

  • Particulate test showed Chainflex control cables CF9 and CF34, servo cable CF27, and Energy Chain Series E3-15 and E6-29 release less than 10 particles/m3 at 0.1 µm in diameter; and less than 2 particles/m3 at 0.2 µm in diameter

  • Chainflex CF5 meets Class 2 requirements; series E14 and 280 Energy Chains fall within Class 2 and Class 4, respectively

  • Easy installation

  • High-performance plastics are maintenance-free and resistant to a wide range of chemicals

igus Inc.
(800) 521-2747
www.igus.com
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Ac drive

X5 UltraFlex ac drive is easy to setup and maintain.

Features & benefits

  • Offers rugged construction, versatile programming, and power range to 200 hp

  • Features real-time clock and support for most popular communication protocols

  • Available with encoder feedback capabilities and a USB port

TB Wood's Inc., An Altra Industrial Motion Co.
(888) 829-6637
www.tbwoods.com
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Stepped bore couplings

Stepped bore rigid couplings with standard keyways in each bore feature one- and two-piece styles for easy assembly and disassembly without moving other components.

Features & benefits

  • Hardware is opposing for balance, allowing for higher speeds with reduced vibration

  • Aluminum, black oxide carbon steel, and stainless steel with bore sizes from ⅛ to 2 in. and 3 to 50 mm

  • Keyways increase torque capacity by creating positive drive and ensuring precise rotational positioning of the shafts; offers zero backlash

  • Also available as straight and stepped bore coupling designs without keyways; straight feature precision-honed bores for tighter fit and alignment

Ruland Manufacturing Co. Inc.
(508) 485-1000
www.ruland.com
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Step motors

SilverPak 23D high-torque NEMA 23 step motors come with an integrated microstepping driver, an increased operating voltage range, and the ability to use a new configuration module.

Features & benefits

  • 2.52, 2.96, and 3.89 in. body lengths are capable of up to 294 oz-in. holding torque depending on stack size of motor

  • Operates from 12 to 48 Vdc; available phase current ranges from 0.3 to 3 A peak

  • Step resolutions from 2× to 256× microstepping and four selectable damping modes

  • Configuration module helps adjust parameters, such as step resolution, run current, hold current, damping modes, step pulse sensing, sensing direction, and more

Lin Engineering Inc.
(408) 919-0200
www.linengineering.com
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Spline shaft

SS 2 miniature spline shaft series features 0.125 in. OD for light load applications where low friction and long life are critical.

Features & benefits

  • Consists of solid steel or aluminum spline shaft treated with low-friction Kerkote TFE coating, coupled with plain or thread-mount bushings

  • Kerkote TFE coating eliminates need for external lubrication and maintenance

  • Does not sacrifice positional accuracy; reduces heat buildup and energy requirements

Kerk Motion Products Inc.
(603) 465-7227
www.kerkmotion.com
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Servomotors

AM3500 series servomotors have a high moment of inertia, making them well suited for machine tool axes with stringent synchronism requirements.

Features & benefits

  • Eliminate need for a gear box in high inertia applications

  • Motor flanges, connectors, and shafts are compatible with AM3000 motors

  • Available with flange sizes 3 to 6, torques between 1.9 and 15 Nm, and rated speeds of 3,000 and 6,000 rpm

  • Resolvers or absolute encoders (single- or multi-turn) are available as a feedback system

Beckhoff Automation LLC
(952) 890-0000
www.beckhoffautomation.com
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Dc speed controllers

DECS 50/5 (digital EC controller sensorless) is a new and compact controller for driving brushless dc motors without Hall sensors.

Features & benefits

  • Input voltage range of 10 to 50 V

  • In continuous operation, output current of 5 A of the power stage is permissible, giving it a maximum output performance of 250 W

  • Speed value can be set via an integrated potentiometer or an analog set value

  • 1-Q amplifier can be operated at maximum speed of 80,000 rpm

  • Provides control inputs for selecting motor direction, enable, and braking

Maxon Precision Motors Inc.
(508) 677-0520
www.maxonmotorusa.com
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Analog input

Analog input station supports four analog inputs on the DeviceNet network.

Features & benefits

  • Inputs may be configured for analog current (0 to 20 or 4 to 20 mA) or voltage (0 to 10 or -10 to 10 V)

  • Rotary switch or DeviceNet configuration software may be used to configure the station for all analog current inputs, all voltage inputs, or any combination of the two

  • Capable of on-machine installation in harsh environmental conditions

  • Fiberglass reinforced nylon housing and full epoxy encapsulated electronics provide IP67, 68, and 69K rating when all ports are covered with plugs or connected

Turck Inc.
(800) 544-7769
www.turck.com
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Linear slides

Miniature slides deliver high carrying capacity, smooth motion, and precision guidance for linear motion applications requiring short strokes.

Features & benefits

  • Four basic sizes (7, 9, 12, and 15) with widths from 17 to 32 mm and lengths from 26 to 165 mm

  • Achieve high running accuracies to 2 µ over a stroke of 100 mm

  • Supplied as complete, ready-to-mount units for easy installation

  • Made from stainless steel to resist corrosion and hardened for endurance

SKF USA Inc.
(800) 541-3624
www.skfusa.com/linearslides
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Inductive rotary encoders

RIx 400 series inductive rotary encoders with bearings bridge the gap between resolvers and high-end rotary encoders in automated machine applications.

Features & benefits

  • Available in single-turn and multi-turn versions

  • Attain a 16-bit single-turn resolution with a measuring step of 20 angular sec for speed control, and an accuracy of ±480 in. for positioning

  • Reach vibration load capacity of optical encoders with flange socket (150 m/sec2)

  • Available with EnDat 2.1 interfaces

Heidenhain Corp.
(847) 490-1191
www.heidenhain.com
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Servodrive controllers

Emerald series servodrives feature a direct 440 Vac input and are functionally equivalent to the existing line of 220 Vac drives.

Features & benefits

  • ESD-50/CEP model delivers 50 A continuous with a dc bus voltage of 620 V and maximum current output of 100 A

  • ESD-25/CEP model delivers 25 A continuous and maximum current output of 50 A

  • Compact size allows packaging for new systems or as a retrofit drive to upgrade an existing system

  • Used as standalone indexing or positioning controllers, in master/slave motion applications, or as part of a multi-axis system on a SERCOS network

  • Synchronize up to 16 servomotors and I/O using the IIS Emerald series SERCOS master controller

Industrial Indexing Systems
(585) 924-9181
www.iis-servo.com
Circle 176

Ethernet cabling

DataTuff industrial Ethernet connectivity components — including cord sets, jacks, plug kits, tools, and accessories — complement family of DataTuff unshielded and shielded twisted pair cables with bonded-pair technology.

Features & benefits

  • Components include cord sets with solid or stranded 24 AWG conductors and industrial-grade sunlight and oil-resistant jackets, modular jacks, and plug kits; all available in (RJ45), Cat 5e UTP, or FTP versions

  • Accessories include stainless-steel faceplates with 1 or 2-port single gang or 4-port double gang; surface mount boxes with 1, 2, 3, or 4-port; and hand tools to crimp UTP or FTP RF45 plugs and cable strippers

  • Sealed IP67-rated components resist ingress of dust, moisture, water, oil, and chemical exposure

  • Non-sealed, IP20-rated cord sets are designed for use inside protected enclosures, but may be subjected to extreme temperatures, EMI/RFI, and vibration

Belden
(800) 235-3361
www.belden.com
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PC automation panels

Panel PC and Automation Panel work together to form the Panel PC system, which provides an optimum automation environment especially when space is limited.

Features & benefits

  • Expands Automation Panel 900, making it an embedded PC based on a 500 MHz processor

  • 256 MB SDRAM, Ethernet 10/100, and a serial interface make it suitable for applications in Windows CE and Windows XP embedded

  • On-board USB 2.0 interfaces are supported by Panel PC 300

  • Panel 900 is available in many variations, including models with 10.4-in. VGA, 12.1-in. SVGA, 15-in. XGA, or 17-in./19-in. SXGA resolution with touch screens and function/system keys

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
(770) 772-0400
www.br-automation.com
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Industrial accelerometer

Model 621B40 high-frequency industrial ICP accelerometer works with online or portable monitoring systems to provide reliable, effective vibration monitoring.

Features & benefits

  • Operates to 30 kHz, even with a magnet, and captures high frequency gear mesh faults often missed during routine route-based measurements

  • Sensitivity of (±10%) 10 mV/g

  • Frequency range of (±10%) 204 to 1,080,000 cpm (3.4 to 18000 Hz) and (±3 dB) 96 to 1,800,000 cpm (1.6 to 30000 Hz)

  • Measurement range of ±500 g (±4905 m/s)

IMI Sensors, a PCB Piezotronics Div.
(800) 959-4464
www.imi-sensors.com
Circle 179

Roll adjuster

Roll adjuster facilitates the alignment of rollers, shafts, and web-handling systems.

Features & benefits

  • Easily sets up by placing on top of a master roller, drive shaft, or idler; held in place by a pair of V-legs or adaptable mounts

  • Digital micrometer is zeroed by pressing a small button on the front to capture digital position of first roll or shaft

  • Delivers measuring resolution of 0.0001 in. and works over ranges of 100 ft

Pinpoint Laser Systems Inc.
(800) 757-5383
www.pinlaser.com
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